Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) in Athens, GA

Private Practice of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine
and Naturopathic Medicine in Athens, GA.
Dr. McDonald has been serving the natural healthcare needs of Athens area families for nearly 20 years. He was previously in clinical practice at NEWS from 1998 to 2011, where he practiced Integrative Medicine with Drs. Elizabeth Schultz, DO and Kirk Melville, MD, in Watkinsville, Georgia. He specializes in Acupuncture, Oriental Internal Medicine and Naturopathic Internal Medicine (botanical medicine, functional medicine, homeopathic medicine and nutritional medicine).

Dr. McDonald graduated from Five Branches University with his Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) degree. His combined education in Oriental and Naturopathic medicine total over 12 years. His Oriental medical education also consisted of a four-year Masters degree from East West College of Natural Medicine and a one-year postgraduate internship with Dr. David Cohen, DO, FAAMA (Fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture). His postgraduate specialty with Dr. Cohen was done in French Energetic & Electro-Acupuncture. Prior to his Oriental medical education, Mel spent six years earning two doctoral degrees (Doctor of Naturopathy-distance learning and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine-residential). His Naturopathic medical education is over and above the usual four-year education at most residential naturopathic schools and was combined with a three-year externship at NEWS, which totaled over 3,000 clinical hours alone with an additional 2,000+ hours didactic.

Dr. McDonald is a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) in the State of Georgia and the State of Colorado. He is a Federally Registered Naturopath in Washington, DC. Dr. McDonald is Board Certified (NCCAOM) in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM) and Acupuncture (Dipl. Ac), and he is also a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician (ANMCAB/ANMA).

**Dr. McDonald is currently accepting new patients.
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Homeopathic Medicine
 Aromatherapy  Japanese Style Acupuncture
 Auricular Acupuncture  Korean Hand Acupuncture
 Chinese Herbal Medicine  Laboratory Testing
 Classical Acupuncture (Five-Element)  Lifestyle Counseling
 Classical Acupuncture (Van Nghi)  Massage Therapy
 Classical Acupuncture (Yuen)  Master Tung's Acupuncture
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Moxibustion
 Cupping  Naturopathic Medicine
 Dietary Therapy and Nutrition  Online / Video Consultation
 Dr. Tan's Balance Method  Shiatsu (Acupressure)
 Electro-Acupuncture  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
 Gua Sha
 Acupuncture (NCCAOM)  Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)
 Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.)  Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
 Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM)  National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
 Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Payments Accepted
All major credit cards accepted and cash and checks.
Hours:M-W-F: 9:45 am-5:00 pm
Cost/Session:Initial 2 Hour Intake: $125.00; Follow-Up Visits: $80.00
License:Licensed in Georgia and Colorado.
999 Baxter Street
Suite B
AthensGA 30606
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